Organized inter-state gangs behind killings of elephants
Organized inter-state gangs behind killings of elephants

Expressing concern over the recent spate of poaching of elephants in southern India, a global wildlife monitoring network has said organised inter-state poaching gangs were behind the killings of tuskers in the forests of Western Ghats.

Watch: Caged elderly bears freed for first time in 20 years
Watch: Caged elderly bears freed for first time in 20 years

Aged bears that spent most of their lives constrained behind rusty cages took their first steps of freedom after a Colorado prairie sanctuary and PETA stepped forward to rid them of their plight.

Bears too care about UFOs!
Bears too care about UFOs!

Much like humans, bears too are bothered by unidentified flying objects (UFOs).

Shocking: Despite massive conservation efforts, India loses 41 tigers in 7 months
Shocking: Despite massive conservation efforts, India loses 41 tigers in 7 months

Despite massive conservation efforts undertaken by government to save India's tigers, tiger deaths have persisted in the country.

Wildlife in India is screaming for help: Valmik Thapar
Wildlife in India is screaming for help: Valmik Thapar

Sustained effort is required to protect wildlife in India which is presently screaming for help and attention says author and wildlife expert Valmik Thapar in his new book.

Zimbabwe lifts hunting restrictions imposed after Cecil kill

 Zimbabwean wildlife authorities on Monday lifted restrictions on hunting imposed last week following the controversial killing of Cecil the Lion.

Zimbabwe confirms lion named Jericho still alive

The wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe on Sunday confirmed that a lion named Jericho is still alive and dismissed the report of his death. Jerico was a companion of Cecil, a well-known lion who was killed by an American hunter in early July.

Elephants restricted to half of Karnataka's Western Ghats
Elephants restricted to half of Karnataka's Western Ghats

 The presence of elephants has shrunk to less than half of the forests in Karnataka's Western Ghats due to anthropogenic factors, a recent study shows.

97,000 Kemp's ridley sea turtles born on Mexican beaches
97,000 Kemp's ridley sea turtles born on Mexican beaches

More than 97,000 Kemp's ridley sea turtles were born in recent days at the Playa Rancho Nuevo wildlife sanctuary in Mexico's Tamaulipas state, the National Protected Natural Areas Commission (Conanp) said.

Sri Lanka bans phones in safari park to save leopards

Sri Lanka's largest safari park banned the use of cell phones today to stop leopards and other wildlife being killed by speeding vehicles which have been tipped off about their whereabouts.

Cats are predatory by nature: Study
Cats are predatory by nature: Study

 You may be fond of cats but perhaps you may not be aware of the predatory nature of the felines and the number of animals a cat kills on an average -- thus being harmful to local wildlife, reveals a new study.

Lion on the loose in South Africa kills 15 sheep

A lion that escaped from a wildlife park in South Africa two weeks ago has killed 15 sheep, authorities said Thursday, admitting that it had evaded all efforts at capture.

Germany turns military bases into rare-bird nature reserves

Germany agreed Thursday to turn more than 60 former military bases into nature preserves, with the aim of creating vast new green oases and sanctuaries for rare species of birds.

Mapping India's biodiversity through wildlife cartoons

Have you ever seen maps that take you through lush forests harbouring endangered animals, birds and people enveloped by nature's bounties, all depicted through enticingly funny caricatures?

Steps to improve habitat, security at Buxa as experts doubt presence of tigers
Steps to improve habitat, security at Buxa as experts doubt presence of tigers

With tiger experts raising doubts about the presence of big cats in Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) in north Bengal, authorities have decided to improve habitat, prey base and ensure protection in the reserve before considering their relocation in it.

'SMART' software identifies poaching hotspots

British researchers have developed a new software to better identify where poachers operate in protected areas.

UN body warns against rhino poaching
UN body warns against rhino poaching

Great One-Horned Rhinos in Assam's Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is faced with threat of extinction within 30 years if the authorities fail to crack down on poaching with all the powers at their disposal, warns a UN body.

Leopard cub killed in accident on Faridabad-Gurgaon road

A male leopard cub was mowed down by a speeding vehicle on the Faridabad-Gurgaon road, a forest official said.

Baby turtles break out of their eggshells in Odisha
Baby turtles break out of their eggshells in Odisha

Millions of baby turtles have broken out of their eggshells and crawled towards the serene seawaters off Gahirmatha coast in Odisha's Kendrapara district, marking the culmination of annual sojourn of endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles since last week.

Ranthambore tiger moves to MP in search of territory
Ranthambore tiger moves to MP in search of territory

A three-year-old tiger from Ranthambore national Park in Rajasthan has sneaked into the adjoining forest of Madhya Pradesh's Sheopur district where it is scouting for home.